Re: Anyone work 4-10 hour days?

Subject: Re: Anyone work 4-10 hour days?
From: "Gibson, Stephanie" <SGibson -at- QWIZ -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 15:45:46 -0500

I have broached the subject and here's what I was told:

(paraphrased)
There are people at this company who work 10+ hour days on a regular 5
(or 6) day basis. Why should I reward someone with a day off for
working 40 hours in 4 days when the ones that work 60+ hours in 5 days
continue without a day off?

My comment to both is that as long as we're getting the job done in 40
hours, why work 50 or 60? Some people are just more productive in a
given number of hours than others. I also discussed the idea of the
50-60 hour folks cutting back or needing additional help so they could
work a more reasonable number of hours.

Do you have any of those workaholics in your office? I used to be one
at my old company and I know the frustrations when you look around and
everyone's gone at 6 and you're still working. Not fun!

Good luck,
stef
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> I'd like to approach management with the idea of allowing us to work
> four
> 10-hour days, if we choose to. I know that usually at the end of my
> day, at
> 6 or 7 o'clock, I've caught my second wind and could keep going for a
> couple more hours, at least. I'd like to know any personal/anectodal
> experiences, and of any studies that anyone knows of that may have
> looked at this option.
>
> Thanks!
>
> -David Castro
> techwrtr -at- crl -dot- com
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